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Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network

Andrew McCallum6 Feb 2018 Amherst - The Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been selected by IBM to join the company's AI Horizons Network, an international consortium of leading universities working with IBM to develop technologies needed to help fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence (AI). The collaboration builds on the international reputation of the University's College of Information and Computer Sciences as a research expert in artificial intelligence and information retrieval.

IBM will work side by side with UMass Amherst, where researchers from both entities will "develop new methods to extract semantic meaning from text, and discover broadly useful logical implications using deep neural networks", stated UMass Amherst Center for Data Science Director Andrew McCallum. Andrew McCallum is a leading expert in statistical machine learning applied to text, including information extraction, graphical models, and deep learning.

The mission of the IBM AI Horizons Network is to apply AI technologies to some of the world's most enduring challenges. IBM researchers work with world-class faculty and top graduate students on a series of advanced research projects and experiments designed to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and related technologies.

"IBM is committed to working side by side with the best minds in academia", stated Brent Hailpern, scientific director, AI Horizons Network, IBM Research. "With the students and faculty of UMass Amherst, we seek to inspire the next generation of scientists by providing access to leading-edge AI tools and expertise to solve real problems that impact human lives."

"The collaboration between IBM and UMass Amherst will build upon both organisations' significant strengths in artificial intelligence", stated Laura Haas, dean of UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences. "Together, we will use deep learning methodologies and technologies to find new ways to mine information, advancing knowledge creation in fields like health care and materials science."

In addition to its leading experts in AI and information retrieval, UMass Amherst delivers a notable hardware advantage to the new consortium, Andrew McCallum pointed out. Its Center for Data Science is doubling the size of its computing cluster from 400 to 800 graphical processing units (GPUs) purchased as part of a $5 million grant from the Massachusetts Tech Collaborative. He stated: "Modern research in machine learning crucially depends on large-scale GPU computing. I don't know of any other university centre in the world that has as much dedicated deep learning computing infrastructure as the UMass Center for Data Science."

UMass Amherst joins MIT, the University of California San Diego, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, the University of Montréal, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County in IBM's AI Horizons Network. The UMass Amherst Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, which developed one of the first search engines and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will also participate in the joint research relationship.

Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...